John Santora

Chairman, New York Tri-State • United States

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John Santora

Chairman, New York Tri-State • United States


John C. Santora currently serves as Vice Chairman at Cushman & Wakefield. Previously he served as President of the Tri-State Region where he was responsible for driving forward the execution of Cushman & Wakefield’s strategic plan for the Region. A 40-year veteran of the firm, John previously served as Global Chief Operating Officer and Chief Integration Officer for the company.

One of the commercial real estate industry’s most experienced global executives, John has relationships with leading executives of key multinational clients. Prior to the integration, he was CEO of North America, which was Cushman & Wakefield’s largest global operating region. In this role, John further integrated service lines in the regions across Leasing, Capital Markets, Valuation & Advisory and the Corporate Occupier & Investor Services (CIS) group. In 2010, he held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Cushman & Wakefield’s CIS group. John was a member of Cushman & Wakefield’s Board of Directors for 20 years.

John is involved in numerous charities and has been the recipient of many prestigious honors, a few of which are listed below: 

  • 2018: Richmond University Community Leader    
  • 2015: John F.L. Sipp Distinguished Service Award
  • 2008: Community Quarterback Award – United Way
  • 2007: Fire Commissioner’s Humanitarian Award – FDNY Foundation
  • 2006: REBNY Good Scout Award – Boy Scouts of America
  • 2005: Management Executive of the Year – Real Estate Board of NY
  • 2004: Lifetime Achievement Award – Covenant House
  • 2001: Certified Property Manager of the Year – IREM

John is a fellow of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He attended New York City Community College and the College of Staten Island, majoring in engineering and fire science. He is also a certified Property Manager by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), LEED GA.

John is Chairman of the Realty Advisory Board, an active member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and the Board of Governors of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), and a member of the Board of Trustees for Local 32BJ-Health and Benefit Funds.

John sits on the Board of the FDNY Foundation and the Richmond University Medical Center. He also serves on a number of non-profit boards.

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